Kate Hudson Looks Radiant in Harper's Bazaar, Says She "Can't Afford to Buy" Red Carpet Gowns

Celebrity Style Nov. 12, 2013 AT 12:00PM
Kate Hudson on the December/January cover of Harper's BAZAAR Appearing on the cover of Harper's Bazaar in two gorgeous dresses, Kate Hudson reveals she "can't afford to buy" all the expensive red carpet gowns she wears Credit: Alexi Lubomirski for Harper’s BAZAAR

A-list celebrities may appear to have it all, but as Kate Hudson reveals in the December/January issue of Harper's Bazaar (on stands Nov. 26), those appearances can be deceiving. The Something Borrowed actress, 34, looks incredible on the magazine's subscriber's cover in a glittering purple and red sequined Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci gown with a plunging neckline -- but that gown, like many others Hudson has rocked in the past, is just a loan.

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"People think we own all these dresses, but we borrow them!" she explains of her stunning red carpet style. "I can't afford to buy that stuff. There are certain things I splurge on, but it's very rare, especially when you have two kids and school tuition."

(The Oscar nominee has a 9-year-old son, Ryder, from her marriage to first husband Chris Robinson, as well as a 2-year-old son, Bingham, with fiance Matthew Bellamy.)

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"I'm not a big high-end fashion shopper," she confesses. "I wish I could, but the truth is, things are just so expensive. Before [designer] Isabel Marant was a million dollars and famous, I used to go to her store in Paris and go crazy, it was so affordable."

Credit: Alexi Lubomirski for Harper’s BAZAAR

The actress, who also showcases her slim bod in a cleavage-baring Lanvin dress for the magazine's newsstand cover, says she learned from her mother, Goldie Hawn, to spend money wisely. "My mom wasn't a big shopper for us," Hudson shares. "I think [she] wanted to instill that in us even though we grew up in a really privileged and lucky lifestyle."

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Now that she's older, the engaged star has a family of her own to raise. "I'm loving becoming an adult," she gushes.

Another thing she loves? Staying active. "It really is a vital part of my day in terms of energy," she tells Harper's Bazaar of regular exercise. "And I mean just by putting a sports bra on. Then maybe you'll do something! Even if it's a few squats in the backyard and back to the couch."

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